Begin with the Change You Want to Create.

Strategic planning efforts ideally create a long-term “road map” leading to future success. However, maintaining momentum while moving on down that road is a real challenge. This blog series....

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Five Leadership Tweaks to Strengthen Strategic Results

Creating a winning strategic plan is awesome. You feel great, your team is motivated, and you see renewed passion and commitment to shared success.

But, after a few months, the team starts to fall....

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How to prepare for strategy discussions?

Strategic planning participants often express the desire to be well prepared before the first group meeting. It is understandable that a dedicated and diligent new executive or up and coming....

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Are you a good strategic thinker? 5 Signs You Could Be.

Strategic thinking capabilities are a huge asset to an organization.  Finding good internal strategic thinkers and leveraging them in our planning projects significantly strengthens the strategic....

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Which comes first strategic positioning or strategy? Neither.

The relationship between strategy and positioning are both the result of strategic planning in which you first set the context within which you operate, and then define the ultimate position you....

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Maintain Strategic Focus through Annual Planning

For those with a fiscal calendar starting in January, the autumn months will be dominated by one thing: budgeting. By mid-September, the budget kick-off meeting has been booked, and negotiations....

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Are You Going to Meet Expectations?

“Gain a fresh perspective.”

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How a Lesson for My Teen is Also a Lesson in Strategic Leadership.

At times, we all must make tough choices in the present to prepare for long-term success.  All too often we delay acting to change the status quo possibly hoping the issue it will resolve itself. ....

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Enthusiasm: A Vital Element in Strategic Thinking.

Strategy development is the most creative work leadership teams get to do together; rather it should be.  All too often poorly facilitated planning efforts become chaotic or worse, boring. ....

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Why You Need Strategic Focus

With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business leadership, I have read a ton of material on strategic planning. In general, this material falls into two categories: 1) process....

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CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist

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As the leading authority on strategic thinking, Cecilia Lynch is the founder and chief strategist at Focused Momentum® and creator of Strategy Class®. Her first book, “Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking” a groundbreaking work that demystifies the overwhelming task of beginning strategy development.  READ MORE...

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